Charlotte climbs to the top of the UK hammer rankings

Charlotte Williams
Charlotte Williams
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Charlotte Williams has climbed to the top of the British hammer rankings

The Saint Augustines High School pupil has set a new personal best of 54.39m at the UK Youth Development U13/U15 League Division North West 1 meet in Blackburn – the fourth-best throw of all-time at her age group – only 3m short of breaking the British record.

She travelled to Wigan on Saturday and won with a throw of 52.34m, setting a new championship best.

She has consistently thrown over 50m this season, and trains five times a week and competes at weekends.

Charlotte is coached by Mick Hitchon, father of Olympic hammer thrower Sophie, and has now gained the qualifying distance for the England Championships later in the year, where she hopes to claim a place on the podium.

Charlotte would like to say a big thank you to her club Blackburn Harriers, and especially her coach Mick Hitchon.